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2022

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) Releases National Polling Results

Survey Results Confirm that Public Perception of the Trucking Industry is Stronger than Ever Washington, D.C. – November 1, 2022 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, announced new survey results from a national poll today. The research was commissioned by TMAF in September 2022 to measure the impact of […]

TMAF’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Campaign Calls on Public to #ThankATrucker, Heroes of the Road

Advertising and Digital Campaign Educates the Public on the Essential Role of Truck Drivers as Highway Heroes; Promotes Recruitment Washington, D.C. – September 10, 2022 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, is thanking America’s professional truck drivers during their annual #ThankATrucker campaign during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September […]

2021

Trucking Moves America Forward Shares Stories of the Industry’s Charitable Works during the 2021 Holiday Season 

The Trucking Industry Gives Back during Second Year of Pandemic Washington, D.C. – December 17 –Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, is helping tell the story of how the trucking industry has given back to communities through charitable giving and acts this year. Trucking companies and organizations submitted their stories of charitable works […]

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) Announces Continued Financial Support from Texas Trucking Association Foundation

TXTA Pledges $10,000 a year to Support TMAF’s Mission to Promote the Positive Image of Trucking Washington, D.C. – September 8, 2021 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry wide education and image movement, announced today the continued financial support of the Texas Trucking Association Foundation (TXTA), one of the largest trucking associations in […]

Trucking Industry Takes National Spotlight During Upcoming NASCAR Race

Trucking Moves America Forward and Industry Mascot to be Featured on The Pilot Flying J Chevrolet in NASCAR Race on August 21 Brooklyn, M.I. – August 10 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), an education and image movement to bring awareness to the importance of the trucking industry, announced today it will be a featured brand […]

2020

Trucking Moves America Forward Shares Stories of Trucking Industry’s Charitable Works during Holiday Season

Organizations Continue to Give Back during Year of Unprecedented Challenges and Hardships Washington, D.C. – December 17 –Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, is proud to share stories of the unique ways that the trucking industry has continued to give back to their communities over the holiday season. The trucking […]

2019

PRESS RELEASE: Trucking Moves America Forward Recognizes Trucking Industry’s Charitable Works this Holiday Season

Trucking Moves America Forward Recognizes Trucking Industry’s Charitable Works this Holiday Season Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, is proud to recognize the many ways that the trucking industry gave back to their local communities during this holiday season. Trucking companies and organizations consisting of all sizes across the U.S. […]

PR Newswire: TMAF to Launch 2019 #ThankATrucker Campaign During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, is thanking America’s professional truck drivers during their #ThankATrucker campaign, during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 8-14, 2019. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Delivering Life’s Moments.” “Throughout National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, TMAF will be showcasing the life moments that pro […]

PRESS RELEASE: Trucking Moves America Forward Advocates for Infrastructure Investment to Build Better Roads and Bridges During 7th Annual Infrastructure Week

TMAF Joins 500 Groups to Urge Lawmakers to:#BuildForTomorrow Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, is advocating lawmakers to invest in better and safer roads and bridges as part of its affiliation with the seventh annual Infrastructure Week, May 13-20, 2019. “With 3.5 million truck drivers on our highways every day […]

PRESS RELEASE: TMAF Provides National Polling Results on Perception of the Industry, Celebrates Milestones During Five-Year Anniversary

TMAF’s Research Confirms Positive Shift of Trucking Industry’s Image Louisville, Ky. – March 28 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, announced the results of a national poll and detailed five years of progress, in a press conference during their fifth anniversary at the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show. TMAF commissioned […]

Preview of MATS: Join Us As We Celebrate TMAF’s Five Year Anniversary at MATS

TMAF was launched five years ago at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) and we’re excited to celebrate our anniversary with you! During MATS, from Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30, stop by TMAF’s booth,#40569 in the North Wing Lobby, to show your industry pride and grab a photo with our industry mascot Safety Sammy. […]

2018

PRESS RELEASE: Trucking Moves America Forward Shines a Light on Industry’s Charitable Work Coast to Coast During Holiday Season

From Hurricane Relief Efforts to Clothing Donations, the Industry Shows Pride in Giving Back Washington, D.C. – December 20 –Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, is sharing the industry’s honorable charity efforts during this holiday season after an industry-wide call for submissions through email and social media. “From participating in […]

PRESS RELEASE: Trucking Moves America Forward Celebrates America’s Truck Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Industry Launches Advertising and Digital Campaign to #ThankATrucker Washington, D.C. – September 7, 2018 –Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, today announced their plans for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 9-15, 2018. During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, TMAF will launch an advertising and digital campaign to thank the […]

PRESS RELEASE: Trucking Moves America Forward Advocates for Infrastructure Investments During Infrastructure Week

Industry Unites to Spread Message: The future won’t wait. Neither can we. It’s #TimeToBuild Washington, D.C. – March 14, 2018 –Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, announced it is once again an official affiliate of Infrastructure Week, which will take place May 14-19. Infrastructure Week is a series of events, […]

PRESS RELEASE: Trucking Moves America Forward Announces Accomplishments in Industry Image Building on its Fourth Anniversary

Mascot Safety Sammy to Make First Appearance at Mid-America Trucking Show  Washington, D.C. – March 14, 2018 –Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, today discussed its accomplishments in shifting the industry’s perception and promoting it more broadly during their 2017 year in review. TMAF also previewed its attendance at the […]

2017

PRESS RELEASE: Trucking Moves America Forward Applauds Trucking’s Charitable Work this Holiday Season

TMAF Shares List of Companies Giving Back this Year after Industry-Wide Call for Submissions Washington, D.C. – December 18 –Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, proudly recognizes the trucking industry’s charitable work to give time and support to local communities. TMAF compiled a list of organizations and companies who submitted […]

TMAF: TMAF Honors America’s Truck Drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Billboard, Radio and Digital Marketing Complete 2017 #ThankATrucker Campaign Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 2017 — Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) honors America’s professional truck drivers this year with an education and marketing campaign comprised of messages of gratitude for their service. “Truck drivers are 3.5 million strong, and their committed and safe work every day to deliver our nation’s […]

TMAF: TMAF Announces Industry Mascot’s Name at Great American Trucking Show

TMAF invites attendees to take selfies with Safety Sammy, the mascot Dallas, TX, Aug. 26, 2017 –  Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry movement founded more than three years ago, to celebrate the trucking industry’s contributions to communities nationwide, revealed the name of the new industry mascot. On the Red Eye Radio stage at […]

TMAF Supports 2017 Infrastructure Week Advocating for Better Roads and Bridges to Move Economy Forward

Trucking Industry Group Joins National Movement to Spread Message That It’s #TimeToBuild Washington, D.C., May 15, 2017 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide image and education movement, is pleased to announce it will be an official affiliate of Infrastructure Week in 2017. Infrastructure Week, May 15-19, is a series of events, education, and […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Celebrates Third Anniversary, Announces Milestones and Plans

  Industry movement provides update at 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show Louisville, Ky. – March 24, 2017 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide image and education movement, today provided an update on its continued efforts to promote a positive image of the trucking industry. TMAF announced recent achievements and provided a preview of its […]

2016

Trucking Moves America Forward Applauds Industry Efforts During the Holidays

Industry companies across the country are taking part in charitable activities Washington, D.C. – Dec. 20, 2016 – As the end of the year approaches, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, proudly recognizes the trucking industry’s work to deliver the holidays through major charitable contributions and the tireless work of its […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Cites Latest Accomplishments

From donations and member engagement to policy initiatives, the industry image movement continues to grow and meet new milestones Washington, D.C. – Dec. 6, 2016 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, today held a telephone press conference with industry and trade media to discuss TMAF’s latest results and success […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Billboard, Print and Digital Advertising Encourages Everyone to #ThankATruckDriver Washington, D.C. – Sept. 12, 2016 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, is proud to once again honor professional truck drivers in celebration of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), Sept. 11-17, with a dedicated educational campaign. “Our nation’s professional […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Named Finalist for Platinum PR Awards

Industry Movement Recognized in ‘Branding’ Category Washington, D.C. – Aug. 17, 2016 – PR News this week named Trucking Moves America Forward a finalist for the 2016 Platinum PR Award. Each year, PR News’ Platinum PR Awards honors top public relations campaigns ranging from crisis management and social media to word-of-mouth marketing. The finalists for the Platinum PR […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Recognizes 35 Companies and Individuals for Displaying TMAF Trailer Wraps

Industry Rallies to Promote Trucking with ‘Moving Billboards’ Washington, D.C., May 25, 2016 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) today recognized 35 organizations and individuals who purchased one or more TMAF-branded wraps for display on their company trailers, signifying a growing enthusiasm within the industry to educate the motoring public on trucking’s essentiality to business […]

TMAF Announces Its Continued Support for Infrastructure Week

For Second Consecutive Year, Industry Group Joins National Movement to Show ‘Infrastructure Matters’ Washington, D.C., May 16, 2016 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide image and education movement, announced it will be an official affiliate of Infrastructure Week 2016 – a series of events, education, and advocacy efforts aimed at bringing infrastructure to […]

Marking Its Second Year, Trucking Moves America Forward Demonstrates Successes in its Mission to Shift Industry Image

At Mid-America Trucking Show, industry movement announces milestones; requests continued support   Louisville, Ky. – March 31, 2016 –Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide image and education movement, is making significant strides in its mission to change the perception of the trucking industry. TMAF announced its achievements from the past year during a press […]

2015

Trucking Moves America Forward Applauds Passage of Long-Term Highway Funding Bill

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide trucking image and education movement, applauds the U.S. Congress for passing a long-term highway funding bill. The critical legislation, which President Obama signed into law on Friday, December 4, ensures increased safety and efficiency for professional truck drivers and motorists alike. “The long-overdue passage of a bipartisan highway […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Launches Online Store

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide image and education movement, announced the opening of its online store, SHOP TMAF, as a next step in the movement’s awareness and branding goals. “We are proud to announce our e-commerce addition to the TMAF website. The store is an extension of the broader effort to encourage industry […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Get Involved, #ThankADriver This week, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide image and education movement, kicks off its celebration of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week by acknowledging and honoring professional drivers and members of the trucking industry. “Professional drivers are the lifeblood of America’s economy, hauling goods and products that we use every day, […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Announces Official Trailer Wrap Program

 Wraps Available For Purchase for Trucking Companies     Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide image and education movement representing all areas of the professional truck driving industry, is proud to unveil its trailer decal wrap program, a major education initiative to inform the motoring public on the trucking industry’s benefits and mission. “This […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Announces $50,000 Contribution from the Tennessee Trucking Foundation

L to R:  Scott George (TCW); Tommy Hodges (Titan Transfer and Chairman, TN Trucking Foundation); Dave Manning (TCW and ATA Vice Chairman); and Bill Reed (Skyline Transportation)   Today, the Tennessee Trucking Foundation announced a $50,000 financial contribution to Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) over the next five years. Tennessee Trucking Foundation members of the […]

Trucking Delivers for Memorial Day Holiday

From food to fuel, to commemoration ceremonies, the trucking industry plays integral part in national holiday  May 21, 2015 – Today, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide image and education movement reminds motorists that the professional trucking industry is an integral part of the Memorial Day holiday as we recognize the sacrifices of our […]

Motor Carriers of Montana Pledges $10,000 to Trucking Moves America Forward

May 13, 2015 – Trucking Moves America Forward announced today that the Motor Carriers of Montana has made a $10,000 financial contribution to the movement over the next year. “The contribution from the Motor Carriers of Montana will further amplify the TMAF message,” said Kevin Burch, TMAF co-chairman and president of Jet Express. “We are […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Joins Infrastructure Week 2015 Calling for Resources to Solve America’s Infrastructure Problems

May 11, 2015 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) announced that it has joined Infrastructure Week, May 11–15, 2015, with more than 60 national and regional infrastructure and transportation advocacy groups who will participate in a series of events in Washington, D.C. and around the country. Participating organizations are committed to educating lawmakers and the […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Celebrates Industry Strides in Sustainability

April 22, 2015 – As Americans celebrate Earth day, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide image and education movement representing all areas of the professional truck driving industry, celebrates the progress the industry is making toward a more sustainable future, which includes adopting industry recommendations to reduce carbon emissions. “Trucking is greener than ever, […]

Professional Trucking Industry Focuses on Health and Wellness this Spring

Industry offers tangible tips for drivers from Pilot Flying J Health Champion Pete Thomas April 21, 2015 –Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide image and education movement, along with Pilot Flying J Health Champion and NBC’s Most Successful “Biggest Loser,” Pete Thomas, offers professional truck drivers practical advice to achieve health and wellness while […]

Groendyke Driver Receives Star Treatment

ENID, OK, April 15, 2015 – It’s not often in the trucking business that the term “star struck” is used,  but this past week Groendyke Transport, along with National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) and Peterbilt Motors Company, had the opportunity to honor a driver whose name is befitting of his national title. James Starr, a […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Calls on Lawmakers to Support Long-Term Highway Funding Bill

Legislation is critical to modernizing federal highway network, keeping roads and motoring public safe Washington – April 13, 2015 – Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide image and education movement representing all areas of the professional truck driving industry, is calling on Capitol Hill lawmakers to pass a long-term highway bill to safeguard America’s federal […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Announces Year of Progress at 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show

“We have achieved great strides during our first year of the movement, and we are grateful for everyone who has contributed to TMAF through both financial and in-kind support,” said Burch. “But, there is work to do, and we challenge everyone in the industry to join the movement, so that together, we can achieve a positive image of the industry and advocate for better, smarter regulations to keep this vital industry flourishing.”

2014

TXTA Foundation Pledges $50,000 to Trucking Moves America Forward

Washington, DC – [December 2, 2014] – Today, the Texas Trucking Association Foundation announced a $50,000 financial contribution to Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) over the next five years.

Trucking Moves America Forward and Truckload Carriers Association Partner to Bolster Industry-Wide Trucking Movement

Today the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) announced a $25,000 cash donation to Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) each year for the next five years.

Trucking Moves America Forward Nearing One Million Dollar Goal, Shares Movement Milestones

Today, at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) annual MC&E conference, the growing industry-wide movement Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) shared highlights in a “state of the movement” press conference, including that it has reached over 80 percent of its one million dollar fundraising goal.

Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry Donates $100,000 to Trucking Moves America Forward

Today, at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) annual conference, the Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry (ACT1) announced a $100,000 donation to Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF).

American Trucking Associations Donates $100,000 to Trucking Moves America Forward

Today, American Trucking Associations announced a $100,000 commitment to help Trucking Moves America Forward – the growing industry-wide movement – tell the positive stories of the trucking industry and its essentiality to America’s economy and communities. With ATA’s donation, TMAF stands at $700,000 towards its goal to raise one million dollars by the end of the year.

Trucking Moves America Forward Introduces “High-5 and Show Your Pride” Campaign

The Trucking Moves America Forward movement introduces the “High-5 and Show Your Pride” campaign, which will debut at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on August 20, and encourages each attendee to donate five dollars to the TMAF movement to reach its goal of one million dollars its first year, emphasizing the pride within the industry.

Heavy Duty Trucking: ATA Predicts Continued Growth for Industry, Revenues

American Trucking Associations recently released the latest edition of ATA U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025, a look at the future of freight, which predicts continued growth for both the trucking industry and freight economy overall.